April 26, 2020


Miracle Valley Gospel Ministries .
Sermon at Miracle Valley Gospel Church 26th April, 2020.

Songs for worship, lifted from Sacred Songs and Solos, by Rev. Irad Sankey.
(1) Rock of ages cleft for me SS&S 237.
(2) Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty SS&S 22.
(3) When upon life’s bellows you are tempest tossed SS&S 745.

No one knows the importance of what one has until it is feared that it will be lost.
This is the nature of life, which God has given to man. So man can pay anything to have life when he fears life might be gone.

In the last five weeks in Nigeria the COVID-19, has destabilised the ecomomy of our country.
On a global basis nations are frantically struggling to bring a stop to the ravaging virus, which has claimed many lives in different proportions in different nations, countries and cities.

Often we never know what God has done for us. Many who do not believe in God will ask me to keep my sermon. Note these indisputable facts :
(i) The fact remains that God is the giver of life, whether some believe it or not.
Read this:
2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. (2 Timothy 2 : 13).
(ii) The fact also remains that God is concerned about the sufferings of humanity.
(iii) The fact remains also that the expansion in knowledge will destroy man.
God’s word reaching out in escathology spoke in the book of Daniel 12 : 4 :
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
(Daniel 12 : 4).
(iv) And the fact remains also that the Lord God allows the lid of disaster to be opened to expose man to the detriments of self made will.

I am not knowlegeable to cast blames anywhere , but we must never forget that man by several overstatements and actions , have provoked God and in some instances made the work of God on man, to be inconsequential, therefore are men going through disasters at different times often at escalating dimensions. We must pray for God’s mercy.
God’s Position over life.

Abundant multiplication in life has been the desire of God for human beings and other living creatures on the earth.
9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. (Genesis 9 : 7).

( “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.) James 1 :15)

But man in careless behaviour has abused the decree of the Lord God to populate the world. Those of them, who are planning for God, wish to depopulate the earth, some in their economic phobia feel that a few people on earth will improve economic and physical well being of the nations.
Thus when such events that threaten life span, to depopulate the earth emerge, man begins to understand he never placed enough value to God’s benevolence and health. This is what is happening globally now.

So we are in a hysteric trauma to save ourselves. May God have mercy on us Amen.
Lockdown to avoid infection has never been the will of God. The devil has so much cheated man that the population which is the pride of nations is currently replaced by social distancing. God promised abundant life.

Jesus said the thief cometh but to steal, but He cometh that we may have life and have it abundantly.
10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (.John 10 : 10).
Notwithstanding what this virus is out to do , we have a duty to go back to our creator and ask Him to drive out this thief out of our corridors and our various nations.

There is nothing to say against the on going researches for virus vaccines. Research did defecate our entrance doors and research should clean it up.
We pray also that God will bless the research of the nations for the common good of the people.
The faithful people of God should not relent in their prayers. God does not need a mammoth of people to make a saving prayer.

May God hear our prayers, even as the churches are shut down.
We must keep praying quietly behind the doors.
And behind the doors of COVID, the shattering prayers shall come as had been God’s method to deliver.
16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. (Acts 16 : 25 – 26).
We must know this : “God works by miracles.”
When the door of COVID (lockdown), is broken, the battle will be over. Amen.
Prayer for this moment : Lord God, for the sake of the elects, dismantle the doors of COVID, the craft of scientific witches and wizards in Jesus name Amen.
God is on His business, even if the whole world forget Him. He made this world for a purpose and He will keep His plan.

Let us go into prayer. God will do great for people praying for His mercies in cities and hamlets, some with or without food.
He will deliver humanity from this pandemic Amen.


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